Youth league launched at Centennial Arena

WHITE ROCK – After five successful years of running White Rock Ball Hockey League, Austin Takahashi is preparing for the first year of youth hockey.

 

It is something the community has been looking for, said Takahashi, founder and director of the association.

 

"I’ve been approached for the last two years by parents who have been emailing us asking if we have anything for youth.

 

"I think South Surrey is a good market for it," Takahashi added. "There are a lot of people who play road hockey. In the summertime, you drive down the road and you see so many kids playing road hockey. There’s definitely demand for it."

 

Takahashi said there will be three divisions for children aged four to 13.

 

The league plays their games out of Centennial Arena and has signed an exclusivity agreement with the city to be the only ball hockey association

 

there. "Being able to play there is definitely a privilege. The City of White Rock now trusts us and we are now the sole provider for the arena for ball hockey," he added.

 

The arena was scheduled to host an open house for the league on Monday

 

(March 16).

 

Registration for the youth league costs $160. It includes 12 league games, two guaranteed playoff games and a jersey that the players can keep once the season is over.

 

Visit Wrbhl.com.

 

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